Computer and Communication Networks 2nd Edition

Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition, explains the modern technologies of networking and communications, preparing you to analyze and simulate complex networks, and to design cost-effective networks for emerging requirements. Offering uniquely balanced coverage of basic and advanced topics, it teaches through case studies, realistic examples and exercises, and intuitive illustrations. Nader F. Mir establishes a solid foundation in basic networking concepts; TCP/IP schemes; wireless and LTE networks; Internet applications, such as Web and e-mail; and network security. Then, he delves into both network analysis and advanced networking protocols, VoIP, cloud-based multimedia networking, SDN, and virtualized networks. In this new edition, Mir provides updated, practical, scenario-based information that many networking books lack, offering a uniquely effective blend of theory and implementation. Drawing on extensive field experience, he presents many contemporary applications and covers key topics that other texts overlook, including P2P and voice/video networking, SDN, information-centric networking, and modern router/switch design. Students, researchers, and networking professionals will find up-to-date, thorough coverage of * Packet switching * Internet protocols (including IPv6) * Networking devices * Links and link interfaces * LANs, WANs, and Internetworking * Multicast routing, and protocols * Wide area wireless networks and LTE * Transport and end-to-end protocols * Network applications and management * Network security * Network queues and delay analysis * Advanced router/switch architecture * QoS and scheduling * Tunneling, VPNs, and MPLS * All-optical networks, WDM, and GMPLS * Cloud computing and network virtualization * Software defined networking (SDN) * VoIP signaling * Media exchange and voice/video compression * Distributed/cloud-based multimedia networks * Mobile ad hoc networks * Wireless sensor networks Key features include * More than three hundred fifty figures that simplify complex topics * Numerous algorithms that summarize key networking protocols and equations * Up-to-date case studies illuminating concepts and theory * Approximately four hundred exercises and examples honed over Mir’s twenty years of teaching networking

About the Author

Nader F. Mir, professor and former associate chair at San Jose State University’s Electrical Engineering Department, directs its off-campus graduate program for Silicon Valley companies. A senior member of IEEE, he regularly consults on patent litigation for leading companies related to communications and networking. Internationally known for his scholarly work, he has spoken at many leading conferences, published nearly one hundred refereed papers, and is currently technical editor of IEEE Communication magazine.

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